So far I'm averaging better in the manual, but I JUST got it. So ill have to keep you posted! I actually don't mind flipping between 3rd and 4th, keeps it simple. 1st gets you going, 2nd for cornering, 3rd-4th for cruising, 5th hwy, 6th...downhill? lolYikes, I would have expected better. I was considering the manual in a Rubicon, but all the research indicates that 6th gear is too TALL, my commute consists of 43 miles one way at an average speed of 40mph. In that case, I'd never get out of 3-4 gears. Any thoughts?